“The Information Age hasn’t just transformed baseball,” Jayson Stark reports for ESPN. “It has practically revolutionized it, and in less time than it takes Ronny Paulino to finish a home run trot.”
‘I think this is truly the second great renaissance in baseball,’ says Joe Maddon, a visionary kind of guy whose embrace of technology, info and outside-the-box thinking has made him, for all intents and purposes, the Steve Jobs of managers,” Stark reports. “All of a sudden, thanks to those creative geniuses at Apple, the average big league clubhouse seems to house more iPads than batting gloves. All of a sudden, those clubhouses are being occupied by a new generation of technologically aware baseball citizens who are willing to use that stuff. All of it. Every second of every day.”
Stark reports, “Listen to how Rockies video coordinator Brian Jones — who says he and the Rockies were the first to use iPods to customize personalized video content for players five years ago — describes it. You won’t believe we’re even talking about the same sport. Say you’re a pitching coach or a catcher, and you have a right-handed pitcher starting tonight against the Astros. You get out your iPad, tap your favorite app and type out, say, ‘Carlos Lee.’ Here’s how it would go from there…”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ed Mitchell” for the heads up.]